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Helén Andersson is the new head of SMHI research

Oceanography

Helén Andersson has been appointed new head of the SMHI research department. Helén Andersson is PhD in oceanography and has a long experience as researcher, both from SMHI and University of Gothenburg.

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SMHI's researchers at EGU 2018

HydrologyOceanographyRossby CentreClimate

The European research conference EGU 2018 is now ongoing in Vienna, Austria. SMHI participates with orals, posters and PICOs in several sessions all period from 8–13 April 2018. 

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Capacity building provides climate information for Africa

Rossby CentreClimate

Six scientific papers are to be included in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This is a result of collaboration between researchers mainly from Sweden and Africa, with support from the CORDEX network. The collaboration has also strengthened the African climate science community, …

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Effects of the 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on the African climate

Rossby CentreClimate

An overview of the potential effects of 1.5 and 2ºC global warming levels on the African climate will be presented by Grigory Nikulin as a highlighted talk at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2018, in Vienna.

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SMHI to recruit professors to its research department

Climate

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is strengthening and developing its research by employing four professors, one for each of SMHI’s areas of expertise: meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology. The first position to be advertised is for a professor of climatology.

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EU project shows value of openness in research

Hydrology

After four years of research and development, the results from an EU project reveal that openness is successful. SMHI coordinated the project, which developed both information services and a virtual research lab. Now both customers and researchers are putting these open services to practical …

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SMHI at HELIX final meeting

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers from the Rossby Centre were present at the final meeting of HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes) FP7 project in Exeter in the beginning of October.

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New map data depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

Rossby CentreClimate

Since the Paris meeting in 2015, researchers have been investigating the effects of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees. Now, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) can present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 …

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New knowledge of climate effects on lakes thanks to open data

Hydrology

The European Union’s focus on acquiring data in Copernicus, a European cooperation for monitoring of the earth, has made a large amount of data openly accessible and useable. In a case study of climate change in water courses in Jönköping County, SMHI has created new knowledge to the benefit of the …

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Regional climate scenarios key for local climate work

Rossby CentreClimate

Improved regional climate models are invaluable for regional and local climate information, for planning of climate change measures, and for climate services over the next 20 years. One of the challenges is identifying the information that is most interesting for users. 

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